what's in a name?

I'm interested in some feedback on generic names of different fish around the world.
e.g. I lived in India for a couple of years and it was interesting how many species there were common to Aussie waters....even on the east coast.
Mangrove Jacks and fingermark(golden snapper) were called red snapper
Barramundi were called Sea Bass(bit strange really)
Mulloway/Jewies were called bhekti
All the estuary cod species were called grouper
Spanish Macks and Wahoo were seer fish
anyone know of any bizarre ones?

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"Barramundi were called Sea

Tue, 2006-09-05 11:13

"Barramundi were called Sea Bass(bit strange really)"

Not surprising really, since they do kinda look like a bass..

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Tue, 2006-09-05 11:15

A bit off topic, but did you do any fishing in India Sean, assuming you were on the coast or near the water?


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Tue, 2006-09-05 14:51

Not too much...I did get to fish freshwater lakes for Indian Mahseer that can grow to over a hundred pounds....

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Tue, 2006-09-05 21:46

strangest method of angling I've seen....the technique is to use a light stick style float with about 10ft of line below the float, depending on the depth fished. Then a small amount of dough is moulded onto the hook. They make this stange burly with Indian spices, ghee and sand(I kid you not)and then proceed to throw handfuls of the mix into the water directly where the float is. When the float starts to move....it means the fish is on the bait, and the angler strikes....